Public health

Debate flares over how quickly to replace many lead service lines

Workmen prepare to replace older water pipes with a new copper one in Newark, N.J., on Oct. 21, 2021. Seth…

6 days ago

Drinking water of a million Californians fails to meet state requirements

Almost 400 suppliers, two-thirds in communities of color, don’t meet safety and reliability standards. Fixing them would cost billions. Almost…

2 weeks ago

CHEMICAL IN THE WATER: Wasco State Prison misses multiple deadlines to clean water supply

California State Water Resources Control Board issues compliance deadline in May 2018. Six years later, the contaminant is still present.…

4 weeks ago

EPA To Disband Red Hill Oversight Group Amid Navy Complaints

Navy leaders and the EPA, including regional enforcement chief Amy Miller, in blue, have been meeting with community members since…

4 weeks ago

PFAS are toxic ‘forever chemicals’ that linger in our air, water, soil and bodies – here’s how to keep them out of your drinking water

Exposure to PFAS during pregnancy can lead to a child’s low birth weight and accelerated puberty. RUNSMART/Digital Vision via Getty Images…

1 month ago

How to minimize your exposure to microplastics

Furniture, clothing and food packaging can all shed tiny particles that can end up in our bodies. (Ryan Jenq/The New…

1 month ago

On Farms, ‘Plasticulture’ Persists

U.S. farms are covered in plastic, from the sides of greenhouses to plastic mulch, hoop houses, irrigation tubes, and more.…

1 month ago

NOTEBOOK FEATURE: Are farm fields a hidden source of microplastics?

Row crop agricultural field in the gentle rolling hills of San Benito County in California. Photo taken January 14, 2013.…

1 month ago

How will water sector be impacted as EPA targets PFAS?

In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released two much-anticipated final rules pertaining to certain contaminants within the broad class of synthetic…

2 months ago

Lethal cyanobacteria are creeping into rivers—no one knows exactly why

Researcher Hannah Bonner conducts a visual monitoring survey of benthic cyanobacteria in North Creek, a tributary of Utah’s Virgin River.…

2 months ago